Now reports of yet another heartbreaking officer-involved homicide have emerged: 27-year-old Anthony Hill, an Air Force veteran who served in the Middle East and may have suffered from bipolar disorder, was gunned down in an Atlanta-area apartment complex by a Dekalb County cop. Hill was naked and erratic, video evidence shows—crawling on the ground and swinging from balconies—prompting concerned residents to call 911.
That Hill was unarmed and in obvious distress has once again galvanized the tireless critics of an American police state disturbingly eager to use lethal force against black suspects. In addition to the enduring #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, they’re hammering a new one: #Antlanta.
naked. in broad daylight. anyone unclear black ppl are automatically guilty for existing by now, i don't know what to tell you #Antlanta— I'm Voting For The Teacher 2020 (@seelolago) March 10, 2015
I am thankful to be something other than normal.— Lanta (@AntHeezie) March 5, 2015
I don't fight my circumstance,
I embrace it.
I love myself.
I think this twitter account will be dead by the beginning of the week. Take me to the moon and I still won't have enough space.— Lanta (@AntHeezie) March 6, 2015
Psychiatrists along with pharmaceutical companies are creating a class of subhumans. The real walking dead. I've seen the big picture.— Lanta (@AntHeezie) March 6, 2015
The black community needs to work harder to make sure WE know that #blacklivesmatter. Our actions will either support or diminish our words.— Lanta (@AntHeezie) March 6, 2015
Never say never— Lanta (@AntHeezie) March 9, 2015
Please y'all… Stop calling me. I don't want to talk, ok?— Defund The Police (@bridgie_xoxo) March 9, 2015
I thought cops were suppose to protect and serve???? THEY TOOK THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AWAY!!!!! #antlanta— Defund The Police (@bridgie_xoxo) March 10, 2015
Please pray for me and my boyfriends family… I love you #antlanta.— Defund The Police (@bridgie_xoxo) March 10, 2015
Today was our 3 year anniversary… I love you babe. Rest in paradise. I know you're happy to see your granddad. pic.twitter.com/D9iYj9fW2I— Defund The Police (@bridgie_xoxo) March 10, 2015
I'm all out of tears. I'm just angry now…— Defund The Police (@bridgie_xoxo) March 10, 2015
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will lead a probe into the shooting.
Photo via Anthony Hill/Facebook